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Constance Street Public Housing

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The Constance Street project was Brisbane Housing Company’s opportunity to optimise the form and amenity of its affordable housing program, developed over several years of research and project implementation in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

It comprises ten levels – two levels of offices and eight levels of 55 studio and 23 single bed apartments.  All 78 units are arranged around a full height atrium which is daylit from above and naturally ventilates the building.  The atrium is layered with vertical gardens and seating nooks that act as social spaces, protected from railway and connector street environs.

The building’s character is robust due to the nature of its purpose, with this character also responding to its gritty urban setting.  The architecture is created by alternating solid and translucent panels, the latter wrapping over the roof to envelope the atrium which forms the residents’ retreat and communal heart.


Shortlisted in Housing, World Architecture Festival 2014
National Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, AIA 2013
National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture, AIA 2013
Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture, AIA QLD 2013
Job & Froud Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, AIA QLD 2013

Technical Information

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Brisbane Housing Company
Completed, 2008-2010
Key Consultants
Lambert Rehbein, DMA Professional Engineers, Wood Grieve Engineers, Urban Space Design, Heggies
Walton Constructions
Gross Floor Area
Christopher Frederick Jones